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Man injured in semi crash

August 22, 2018

A semi hauling cattle crashed late Monday near Pickrell, sending the truck’s driver to the hospital.

Just before midnight Monday the Gage County Sheriff’s Office, Cortland QRT, and Clatonia Rescue responded to a single vehicle injury wreck just east of U.S. Highway 77 on East State Highway 41.

According to a press release, a Peterbilt semi hauling cattle, driven by 61-year-old Timothy E. Farrell, of St. Joseph, Missouri, was traveling westbound on East State Highway 41 just east US Highway 77. Farrell lost control of his vehicle while traveling around the curve at the intersection and rolled onto the driver’s side.

The vehicle and trailer continued sliding into the ditch while on its side and came to a rest off the roadway in the ditch on the southwest side of East State Highway 41.

Farrell sustained minor injuries from the accident and was transported to Bryan Health West in Lincoln by Clatonia Rescue. His injuries are unknown but are considered non-life threatening.

The cattle were removed from the trailer and stored at a local facility. Air bags did not deploy in the vehicle and seatbelts were being utilized by the driver. Speed and inattention is suspected to be the cause of the accident. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident the press release stated.

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